Food for thought, possible mathematical fumblings following…
Snapshot of publications: January – February 2008 – Web of Science Alerts
•176 articles listed with University of Bath affiliated authors
•119 articles published with publishers offering an Open Access payment
• Therefore 67% of articles published are with publishers offering an OA payment option.
• Average cost of OA options = seems to be around £1000 – £1500
• Various publishers embargo articles for 6 – 24 months (ie. Taylor & Francis, OUP, Blackwells..).
• Of the snapshot total, 67 articles were with publishers who allow for immediate deposit of a post-print or publisher version of an article in an OA repository.
Therefore OA payment most useful to those who wish to get their material viewed quickly rather than for open access purposes?